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Patients contracted the rare disease when they were given contaminated steroid injections. The outbreak was first identified by doctors in Tennessee and could have been much worse if they had not acted quickly.
Famed University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt's retirement was the second biggest story of the year.
Other stories in the top five were the Legislature's Republican supermajority; election changes that include redistricting and voter photo identification; and the reelection of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, despite revelations he had an affair with a patient and urged her to get an abortion.
Voting was by The Associated Press staff, member newspapers and broadcast subscribers.
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Vanderbilt poll: Tennesseans oppose online tax
May 21, 2013 17:59 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new Vanderbilt University poll finds a majority of Tennesseans oppose the state enforcing online sales taxes, though respondents were split on whether the current system is fair to local businesses.
Fifty-five percent said that taxing online sales is a bad idea, while 38 percent said it would be good policy.
The U.S. Senate earlier this month passed a bill to empower states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases, but the measure faces a tough sell in the House. The change is supported by Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republican U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.
But Haslam enjoys a 63 percent approval rating among the 813 registered voters surveyed in the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Shareholders at JPMorgan Chase will let Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO, keep both his jobs.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.